Major Depressive Disorder Treatment
Major depression is also referred to as classic depression, unipolar depression, or major depressive disorder. Compared to persistent depression, major depression episodes may only happen a few times during a lifetime, but they can also happen quite frequently, depending on the person and their circumstances. What is unique to major depression is the severity of episodes and the fact that they often interfere with a person’s job, relationships, and ability to perform daily tasks.
Symptoms of Major Depression
Although other types of depression can include many of these same symptoms, people suffering from major depression usually experience a larger number of symptoms that are also usually more severe.
Depression is different for everyone, and symptoms can change over time. But if you have at least five of these symptoms spanning a two-week period, you may have major depression.
- Persistent, all-consuming sadness
- Loss of interest in things that once brought pleasure
- Difficulty concentrating or remembering
- Decreased energy
- Changes in eating habits
- Feelings of helplessness or guilt
- Insomnia or excessive sleeping
- Unexplained aches and pains
- Constant worry and anxiety
Risk Factors for Major Depression
Depression is a complex mood disorder that can be rooted in a variety of environmental, biological, and psychological factors. Some of the risk factors include a personal history of mental illness, drug or alcohol misuse, and stressful events such as divorce, critical illness, or the loss of a loved one.
Depression affects everyone differently, and two people with the same risk factors may have completely different experiences with regard to developing depression. It can be difficult to determine the exact cause of someone’s depression, and you may feel as though there is no obvious reason for it — but that doesn’t mean that it’s not real. If you’re struggling with symptoms, it’s important to seek major depression treatment as soon as possible.
Depression Treatment in Beverly Hills, Irvine, and Newport Beach
If major depression is negatively affecting your job, relationships, and overall quality of life, we invite you to make an appointment at Blair Wellness Group of Beverly Hills. Dr. Cassidy Blair is an experienced licensed clinical psychologist who will provide you with the support and guidance you need to start feeling more like yourself again.
Dr. Blair has extensive education and experience which allows her to effectively provide major depressive disorder treatment to her clients using a variety of evidence-based treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Treatment, Dialectical Behavioral Treatment, and Psychodynamic Treatment. With her help, clients can overcome serious mental health challenges such as major depression so they can get back to living a more fulfilling life.
If you’re looking for major depressive disorder treatment in Beverly Hills, Blair Wellness Group is happy to offer in-person, telephone, and teletherapy for your safety and convenience. Please call us 310.999.4996 to schedule an appointment. We welcome patients from Beverly Hills as well as the Greater Los Angeles area.
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We offer evening and weekend appointments for our Concierge patients. Call us today at 310-999-4996 to discuss how Blair Wellness Group can help you overcome depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, addiction issues, and personality disorders.